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Middle Eastern ms.- Kamal al-Din Vahshi Baqfi (c.1532-83). Farhad u Shirin, Persian manuscript on paper, 20 leaves and 2 blanks, text written horizontally and diagonally in two central columns and in outer margins of each page in elegant shikasteh script in black ink, each line contained within a gilt cloudband, richly decorated with floral and vegetal motifs in gold throughout, loose within contemporary limp roan, stamped in gilt and red, a little rubbed and some wear to fore-edge of upper cover, 8vo, 162 x 115mm., Persia, c.1800.

⁂ A lovely manuscript poem about the tragic love affair of the sculptor Farhad and the Armenian princess Shirin, written in the meter of Nizami's Khusrau u Shirin. The author was born in the agricultural town of Baqf and died in nearby Yazd.

Provenance: late 19th century inscription "Capt Mignon 15" on first blank page.

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Middle Eastern ms.- Kamal al-Din () Farhad u Shirin,

Estimate £800 - £1,200May 31, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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